U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) said on Wed. Oct. 6 that he would introduce federal legislation requiring colleges and universities to adopt policies or codes of conduct that prohibit bullying and harassment in the wake of the suicide of a Rutgers University student, freshman Tyler Clementi, whose gay sexual encounter in his dorm room was streamed online by his roomate, Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei. We await news of this legislation and ask that the Senator adopt the spirit and language of the Healthy Workplace Bill that has been introduced widely in states throughout the U.S. READ THE SENATOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT
This entry was posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 12:35 pm.
This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.
Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.
"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt